While speaking of contemporary Bengali commercial or art film, Prosenjit Chatterjee aka Bumba Da takes a special mention as an acclaimed national award-winning actor. Since our childhood, we have seen his back to back super hits and loved his spectacular performances. So, let’s track his evolution through some of his best movies over the years.
- Director: Kaushik Ganguly
- Lead Characters:
- Jion Mitra (Prosenjit Chatterjee)
- Rumki (Churni Ganguly)
- Srimoti (Rituparna Sengupta)
In the movie, Prosenjit plays Jion Mitra, a lawyer by profession living with wife Rumki and kids happily. But a mysterious woman Srimoti comes to Jion for help with her husband Polash’s murder case. From here on, the wicked game of lies and twists unfolds. Drishtikone raises some interesting questions on various themes like love and fidelity while being backed by some spectacular performances by Bumba Da and Rituparna, catch this interesting thriller now on ZEE5.
- Director: Late Rituparno Ghosh
- Lead Characters:
- Arun: Prosenjit Chatterjee
- Keya: Rituparna Sengupta
This collaboration with an ace director Rituparno Ghosh marked an evolution in Bumba Da’s acting career. His brilliant performance has got him the National Award among other accolades. Set in the backdrop of festivity of Durga Pujo, the movie depicted the emotional tangles of a family that is coming together after many years.
Chokher Bali (2003)
- Director: Rituparno Ghosh
- Lead Characters:
- Binodini: Aishwarya Rai
- Ashalata: Raima Sen
- Mahendra: Prosenjit Chatterjee
- Behari: Tota Roy Chowdhury
Encompassing the social issues of 1903, the movie sheds lights on themes like love, lust, and social status of widows with unflinching frankness. Prosenjit got many awards and honours for his performance as the man struggling with the social norms in an era that was bound by too many rules.
Baishe Srabon (2011)
- Director: Srijit Mukherji
- Lead Characters:
- DCP Prabir Roy Chowdhury: Prosenjit Chatterjee
- Abhijit Pakrashi: Parambrata Chattopadhyay
- Amrita Mukherjee: Raima Sen
- Surjo Sinha: Abir Chatterjee
On 2011, Baishe Srabon is a praiseworthy psychological thriller by Bumba Da. Here director Srijit Mukherjee cast him as an ex-cop who had been suspended as a conspiracy. Later on, with his skill, he finds out a serial killer with an interest in poetry with Parambrata. A thrilling narrative that blends Bengali literature and modern-day thrills, Baishe Srabon is one of the best thrillers in recent times.
- Director: Nandita Roy & Shiboprosad Mukherjee
- Lead Characters:
- Ujaan Mukherjee: Prosenjit Chatterjee
- Sudipa: Rituparna Sengupta
- Malini / Molly Mukherjee: Aparajita Adhya
The movie revolves around a man’s first unsuccessful marriage and how his wife trains him to be a better husband for the second wife. It unveiled a crucial facet of life which Bumba Da played with grandeur.
So, go ahead and dive into these Bumba da movies not just to witness his matured performances but also for a look into a different take on life.
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34 thoughts on “Best Movies By Prosenjit Chatterjee That is A Must Watch”
I have heard a lot rave reviews about this actor but have not seen any movie yet. Now will pick one from this list and watch
I have seen choker bali and loved it ,thanks for sharing his work would love to watch Praktan.
The role of Jion Mitra sounds interesting. This looks like a must watch flick, Choker bali is another movie which I have heard of, but not seen, will check zee5
Oh that’s such a great list! I’ll definitely watch some flicks from here
Prosenjit is a wonderful actor. Probably the best in bengali cinema at the moment. I have seen Chokher Bali. He is amazing in it. He gets into the skin of his character and does full justice to the role.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day. 🙂
He’s such a veteran and a legend. Have seen Chokher Bali. Great actor. Will check more out. I’m a film buff
Hey thanks for sharing this awesome movies list with us. I am a cinephile and I love watching bong cinema. It always has to offer much more than just entertainment to the viewers.
Prasenjit is one of my favorite Bengali actors, I have seen his CHoker Bali and am really inclined to see Drishtikone.
I haven’t seen any of his movies but I would love to see choker Bali after your reviews …
Can you believe it? I have not seen any. But after going to through your post and reading the comments, I’m clearly missing out on some fantastic cinema. Definitely streaming a couple of these during the weekend.
Not into Bengali films much but he has entered into a phenomenal stage which is really commendable. These movies are a must watch.
Wow all movies look amazing and interesting. Would love to watch them sometime. Bengali movies are really good.
These all sound amazing. I need to watch Chokar bali, praktan and drishtikone 2018. Thanks for sharing..These all look interesting movies.
i have heard abt chokar bali that it is a wonderful piece of work. i am going to forward this list to my Bengali friends.
Though a complete movie buff, I am yet to watch any of his movies. But I’ve heard he’s really good. Shall definitely catch up on atleast one of his movies in the coming weekend
Indeed Bumba Da is one of the talented actor and always amazes us with his spectacular performance. The list is must watch.
I’m a huge fan of Prosenjit he is an actor par excellence. I loved choker Bali
Now this is right guide for all fans if prosenjit …I will share with my friends too
Don’t really watch Bengali movies but choker bali is something i really look forward to catching up on. The storylines of some of these are interesting and have tweaked my interest.
I haven’t watched any of these. Must add them to my list.
With two small kids, I don’t get time to watch movies, nowadays. But, would definitely love to watch these whenever possible.
Out of all these movies, I might watch Chokher Bali since its dubbed version is likely to be available! Great compilation, though 🙂
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being addicted to bollywood i never saw such informative movies wud like to definetly watch it
Your list look interesting, I have never watched movie of this actor. I am surelS going to watch this one
What a beautiful list! I had watched Praktan and loved it. The story was different from usual drama and casting fid a brilliant job.
Your post has literally enticed me dear to indulge in Bengali cinema ❤️😊
I never saw any movie of his but this list looks interesting and i would definitely love to watch them now
Bengali movies are always high on content and emotional layers of human life. I liked the collection here and the storyline. Will check them out if they have English subtitles.
The plot of Praktan sounds very interesting and unique. I am sure it is a delight to watch. I will try to catch it if it has subtitles. 🙂
One great part of Bengali movies that I like is Satyajit Ray’s masterpieces. Bengali writers & cinematographers have always got it right. And these films from Prosenjit too speak a lot about the richness of the content.
I have seen the movie Choker Bali (in translation) and totally loved it. Bengali movies are always strong on story line.
Out of all these movies, I have seen only Chokher Bali and I love that movie. I guess I will look for the other ones as well & watch coz I am sure I will love them too!
say thank you for this informative content . really appreciate your hard work I .